278. Jerusalem the Golden

1 Jerusalem the golden,
with milk and honey blessed,
beneath thy contemplation
sink heart and voice oppressed.
I know not, oh, I know not,
what joys await us there;
what radiancy of glory,
what bliss beyond compare.

2 They stand, those halls of Zion,
all jubilant with song,
and bright with many an angel,
and all the martyr throng.
The Prince is ever in them,
the daylight is serene;
the pastures of the blessed
are decked in glorious sheen.

3 There is the throne of David,
and there, from care released,
the shout of them that triumph,
the song of them that feast;
and they who with their Leader
have conquered in the fight,
forever and forever
are clad in robes of white.

4 O sweet and blessed country,
the home of God's elect;
O dear and future vision,
that eager hearts expect:
even now by faith we see thee,
even here thy walls discern;
to thee our thoughts are kindled;
for thee our spirits yearn.

Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem the golden
Title: Jerusalem the Golden
Author: Bernard of Cluny (12th cent.)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 76 76D
Scripture: Psalm 46; Psalm 48; Psalm 87; Psalm 132; Ezekiel 43:1-5; 2 Corinthians 5:1-15; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Revelation 21:1-6; Revelation 21:10; Revelation 22:7; Revelation 22:1-21
Topic: Communion of Saints; Funeral; Heaven
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Ewing (1830-1895)
Meter: 76 76D
Key: C Major

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